All You Need to Know about the Irish Maritime Festival

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All You Need to Know about the Irish Maritime Festival

Gates open at 11.00am each day, on both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th will be jam-packed with lots of fun activities. 

·         Ships open for visitors from 11.30am – 3.30 pm  each day … come aboard to explore these fabulous ships. They will be sailing up the river from Mornington on Friday from 11.30am  passing Donor’s Quay at about 12 noon

Check out which Ships are coming  http://www.maritimefestival.ie/ships/ 

Children can visit King Neptune’s stage for Billy Bubbles, Magic and the Kids Disco.

Build a sand castle in The Sand Shanty, dig for buried treasure or watch the sand sculpture in action.

Enjoy the all the fun of the fair  vintage carousel rides in Finn MacCool’s Fairground.

Kick back and enjoy live music  all weekend on the Ballast Quay Stage. Times of performances listed below.

Live life like a Norman in the Norman Village.

Marvel at the talented artists in Lir’s World of Art including visiting artist Ryan Mutter.

Take a selfie with a Mermaid and watch out for pirates roaming the Port.

Enjoy  a Taste of Ireland’s Ancient East  with a host of local food producers.

Cookery demos with TV chef Tara Walker 

Chill out with a local craft beer and a great band in the Living Room by Sarsfield’s.

RTE’s hit series “You Should Really See A Doctor” will be filming with Dr Pixie & Dr Phil

Peter Pan Ariel Acrobatic Show  high on the masts of the Tall Ship the Shtandart . 3 shows daily 12.30 pm, 3 pm 5 pm

The Boyne 2.7km Swim starts Saturday at 12.50 pm from Mell finishing at the Boyne Fishermen’s Recue Boathouse.

The Howth to Drogheda Yacht Race starts Howth  9 am on Saturday arriving at the mouth of the Boyne between 12  noon and 1 pm

Meet the fabulous crew of the Irish Coastguard and Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and learn about all they do.

Special discounted fares from Irish Rail for those travelling to the Festival

Music At The Maritime: Saturday 10th June:

12.00hrs Phoenix Baton Twirler

12.30hrs Katie Gallagher

12.55hrs Andrew Ore

13.20hrs Priorland

13.55hrs Chris Brady

14.20hrs The Gatinhos

14.55hrs Sarah Something

15.20hrs Clara Rose

15.55hrs Pull the Wool

16.20hrs Pauly Fagan

16.45hrs Fuzz Gigolo

Sunday 11th June:

12.00hrs The FAA Side

12.35hrs Whistle

13.10hrs Accidents in the Workplace

13.45hrs Chelsea Nolan

14.10hrs Moon Looks On

14.45hrs Marcin Fabisiak

15.10hrs Augustinian Gospel Choir

15.45hrs Red Empire

16.20hrs Cua

17.20hrs Kid Kast

Admission Prices: children under 12 free of charge, 12-18 €3.00, adults €8.00 and concessions €5.00 (students, OAPs and disabled/carer).

Once on-site all kids activities (except the fairground), music, food and ships activities are free of charge. Hours of fun and activity for all ages at Ireland’s largest maritime event.

Drogheda Museum Millmount is open Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm and on Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm  

Compiled by Drogheda Tourist Office, The Tholsel, West Street, Drogheda phone 041-9872843  

                  Support Your Local Festivals

Drogheda Museum Millmount,
History, Archaeology & Heritage,
Governor's House,
Co. Louth,


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